If you flip through Toolmonger’s comments — as some tool manufacturers do, incidentally — you’ll come across a number of ideas readers post from time to time targeted at specific manufacturers. We’ve decided to start pulling some of those ideas out and featuring them, especially when they strike us as, well — pretty damn good ideas. This one’s for you, Milwaukee: Why not add another M12 bay on your multi-voltage charger?
Don’t try to order the tool you see above. It doesn’t exist outside Photoshop. It’s an imaginative version of Milwaukee’s 48-59-1812 M18 and M12 Multi-Voltage Charger, modified to incorporate a second M12 bay. A couple of commenters have suggested this, and we’ve received email from readers as well who think it’s a good idea, specifically because heavy users of the M12 line — especially those likely to actively use both M18 and M12 tools on the jobsite — tend to go through M12 batteries fast enough to wish they could charge two at a time. (Readers weren’t suggesting any flaw in the M12 line, but rather that the small-form batteries get a lot of use.)
Then again, we suspect there are straightforward reasons why we haven’t seen one of these yet. Maybe Milwaukee doesn’t have the open SKUs with resellers to stuff in something this niche. Or maybe there aren’t enough folks out there requesting it to justify the high cost of designing, building, testing, and deploying it. Regardless, we’d like to hear what the rest of you Toolmongers think: Good idea or a waste of time? Let us know in comments.
(And don’t be afraid to suggest other products, too. We’d love the chance to give ’em life here on the site.)